Saturday, 22 February 2014

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Lego: The Movie Videogame - Warner Brothers Interactive

Release Date:14/02/14
Publisher:  Warner Brothers Interactive


Enter the most fantastical world of LEGO building where gamers can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary with an all-new and unique digital master building ability

Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and experience the ultimate LEGO building experience in the all new The LEGO Movie Videogame. Step into the world of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average citizen who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Enjoy a delightful and surprising mix of over 90 characters as seen from the film including Batman, Superman, the Green Ninja, Gandalf and more in 15 exciting levels.
Smash more bricks in a fascinating environment made of LEGO bricks.
Collect and use LEGO instruction pages to build in a new way.
Journey through fantastical worlds like Flatbush Gulch, Cloud Cuckoo Land and more!
Harness the awesome power of the Master Builders to virtually build extraordinary LEGO creations.
Enjoy a brand new animation style as seen in the film that simulates the movement of actual LEGO toy sets.


OK, I have to say from the start that I’ve been a fan of the Lego games for quite some time, so for me, it was pretty much a no brainer to get this one as I thought I’d get a lot of the humour, a lot of the fun and of course the wonderful world building that’s gone before in this latest outing.

That said however, I have to say that I was severely let down. For me, I hated the almost stop motion animation FMV sequences, I disliked the worlds and all round it felt more like a huge step back from recent releases that made the world so much fun to spend time in. Marvel had great things like characters that morphed, the animation was smooth and the characters within were not only delightfully animated but entertained me for many hours of gameplay that it took to not only complete 100% but also to obtain every character.

What did this one offer, poor characters that were 2d, bringing what felt like a Lego version of the Matrix to the player with various worlds that felt substandard compared with whats gone before. Back this up with irritating characters, parodies of what’s gone before and all round I was greatly disappointed, so much so that I won’t be playing through again to gain all the extra characters available.

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